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Old 14 Apr 2010, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Grinding noise !

Today I had to load my car with 4 people in the back seat and when i was driving the car hit the ground twice (most probably the exhaust which is replaced with a larger pipe) and after that I hear a grinding noise under the driving seat. specially when I slowly drive in the reverse gear. and when I drive in non-carpet roads.

and also I can feel it as well to the seat, like some sort of metal crashing each other.

my car is 99 wrx sti (version 5)

could that be some suspension problem? any ideas?
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Old 14 Apr 2010, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Grinding noise !

How hard was the catching the first time?I wonder if you have bent the exhaust towards the prop or a drive shaft and when you reverse it could be moving slightly (Maybe)
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Old 14 Apr 2010, 05:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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pretty hard. well, if thats the case do you think that theres a probability for the prop or the drive shaft to get damaged?
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Re: Grinding noise !

best bet is go have check while its light
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Old 16 Apr 2010, 05:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks. i got it checked and seems like the pipe is loose and moving and making the sound.
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Old 16 Apr 2010, 06:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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nothing too serious then ?
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Old 16 Apr 2010, 11:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i hope, will check after fixing it.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 04:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Grinding noise !

btw, i would like to ask something related to this incident.

is it a bad thing to load the car with 5 or 6 people ( some times my friends does that in certain situations) since the car is AWD? could overloading an AWD car damage the diff, VCD or the LSD ?
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Re: Grinding noise !

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is it a bad thing to load the car with 5 or 6 people
6 yes, as I am certain that would be illegal since the car is only a 5 seater with 5 seat belts.

5 should be fine. I have had 5 adults plus luggage in the boot with no problems. I wouldn't go ragging it about with that weight in it though else you'll end up having the same issue again.
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